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Heat wave should only lose strength next week, says meteorologist

Climatempo meteorologist Guilherme Alves said this Monday (12) to CNN that the heat wave in Brazil continues to keep temperatures high at least until November 19th.

Alves explained that the heat wave is formed by a mass of hot air that stabilizes across the central part of Brazil and raises temperatures in the country.

“This high pressure, which is placed at medium levels of the atmosphere, causes the air to descend towards the surface, inhibits the formation of clouds and causes extremely high temperatures,” he said.

According to him, we should continue to see record temperatures in several regions, especially in Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul and northwest of São Paulo.

Inmet issues warning of great danger due to the new heat wave

The National Institute of Meteorology (Inmet) issued a warning of great danger for 15 states and the Federal District due to the strong heat wave which affects at least 1,100 Brazilian municipalities.

This Monday (13), temperatures are expected to reach 40°C in Campo Grande and Cuiabá. In São Paulo, thermometers must reach 37°C in the afternoon.

On Sunday (12), São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro recorded the hottest day of the year. In the capital of Rio de Janeiro, the thermal sensation reached 50.5°C .

Source: CNN Brasil

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